Apple & Blue Cheese Tarts

Developed in partnership with Chef Jill

Chef Tip: These lend well to reheating in the oven. Reheat in the oven at 350F for 5-8 minutes, just until warm.

Variety Tip: Use your favourite Ontario apple variety if Crispin is unavailable


6 store-bought frozen patty shells or mini tart shells
180g blue cheese, cumbled
1 Ontario Crispin apple, cut into ΒΌ inch cubes
Parsley or chives, finely chopped, for garnish
Bee pollen, optional
Toasted walnuts, optional


  1. Bake shells according to package directions.
  2. If using patty shells, they will puff up during baking. After removing them from the oven use the back of a spoon to push the centre of the shell down a bit to create a hole for the fillings.
  3. While the shells are still warm, divide the crumbled blue cheese and the diced apples among the tart shells. Drizzle with honey and top with parsley, bee pollen and toasted walnuts, if desired. Best served warm.